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Thursday, 25 July 2019

At the beach house in southeast King’s

The beach house is on the southeast shore of Prince Edward Island in King’s county. We rented the house, about an hour and a half from home, for a week recently with our daughter and the grandkids.


The house is down a long, narrow, tree-lined, red dirt road to the sea. It sits at the end of farmed fields, which grow soy beans this year. Decks on the house overlook the sea and a screened area with a hot tube makes for relaxation and comfort away from insects.





We only saw four other people walking the beach the entire week. It is pristine, the red sand lapped by the waters of the Northumberland Strait. The gentle breeze cools the body enough to be comfortable in the summer heat.





The shoreline shows evidence of erosion along its length. The soft red sandstone which breaks apart if you drop a piece is easily washed away. In places, the ocean can take a meter of shoreline every year.





Walks on the beach fill the morning with the golden grand-dog enjoying every minute off lead, sniffing every nook and cranny. She, my husband and I walk further than the kids who prefer to play in the sand. Off in the distance, the Point Prim Lighthouse stands watch as it has for more than a century.





Sea life abounds, as rock pools appear at low tide, revealing moon snails, crabs, hermit crabs, clam and mussel shells, whelks and limpets.


Suppers are later than usual and fires on the beach fill the evenings as the kids roast marshmallows. 


The rhythm of life slows down as the rhythm of the sea takes over for a few days every summer. 



24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and serene! You must've had a good time. And those strawberries you picked look so good! Andrea

Elephant's Child said...

It looks a truly blissful place for you all - including the Golden Granddog.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Sounds lovely, renting a beach house. I love walking on the beach. Beautiful views of the water and lighthouse. Love the furbaby too. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

Retired Knitter said...

Ohh My! This sounds just like heaven to me!! The house looks like it blends into the landscape being painted such a lovely green. Wonderful

Anvilcloud said...

It looks and sounds so peaceful and relaxing.

baili said...

tranquil environment sooth soul and unveils the inner horizons :)

four people in whole week ,sounds quite solitary

DJan said...

What a wonderful place to be these days, when most beaches are so crowded you cannot find a place to sit. Love the happy picture of the golden looking like she's having the time of her life. :-)

Haddock said...

That is one thing I like about the beach ...... the gentle breeze that cools the body

Linda said...

Wonderful descriptions. I can feel the breeze and smell the shore life. Sounds like a week of heaven.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy your beach vacay!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a marvellous place to get away from it all. Dog Heaven, I should imagine.

Mage said...

Heaven...I loved living on the beach.

bill said...

What a beautiful place to get away and spend time with family.

Angela said...

If it's not busy and full of people then it's and ideal place!! It's absolutely beautiful!! Our whole family would love a place like this for vacations. Peace and quiet is surely a great thing.

Rhodesia said...

What a lovely spot. Nice to see green grass, after our heatwave all the grass here has turned brown! Have a great weekend, Diane

Catarina said...

I am feeling the slow paced lifestyle around here. It is different from the big city. We are surrounded by canola fields, mountains, a river but no beach nearby. I miss the beach very much.

Have a blissful week with the family.. the best gift of all.

William Kendall said...

The dog seems quite pleased with the surroundings!

jenny_o said...

What a lovely spot! It's shame about the erosion - we have it here also, on the north shore of NS.

Barbara said...

I love beach vacations. Give me a heads-up next year and I'll have my bags ready.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Sounds absolutely delightful. Life can get so busy sometimes that we need to step away and allow the beauty of nature to refresh and restore.

Natalia said...

Amazing pictures☺

Tomoko said...

Beautiful and such a calm place.

Last week my husband and I took a trip to a small island.
We stayed near the beach. The beach with a lighthouse reminded me of your former posts.

Debbie said...

our beaches are full of people, noise, garbage and chaos, we never visit durning summer!!

these pictures are beautiful, quiet and peaceful...this looks like the perfect spot for some r & r!!!

Down by the sea said...

What a beautiful location and amazing that there was hardly anyone there to enjoy the beach apart from yourselves. The house must have been wonderful after your camping adventure! Sarah x